An interesting article has appeared on swissinfo dealing with gender quotas where women on company boards are concerned. While the article is worth reading, so is the information in the righthand side column.
At the time of writing, the one comment from ‘Digit’ says it all really. There is also the chauvinistic point that needs to be made and that is until someone comes up with the required genetic change twixt men and women, one whereby men can conceive and give birth, women will always remain at a disadvantage in the gender equality stakes and in the workplace.
The point should also be made that, until science progresses further, ones entry into life through the normal process of reproduction is a bit of a lottery when considering which side of the ‘divide’ one ends up; coupled with the fact that, generally, women get a choice of ‘career': ‘business’ or ‘family’ – and one could argue that the latter is also the former.
Just saying – and in so doing, realizing that the foregoing should manage to upset one or two of my readers……….(grins)